Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 17, 2012 @ 09:01:36 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill will start the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers saw limited action Thursday, Aug. 16, but looked sharp in the process. He hit 6 of 11 passes for 59 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown pass to WR Jordy Nelson. Rodgers also had a 21-yard scramble during the game.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden looked a bit better in his second preseason game. He hit 12 of 20 passes for 118 yards Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Green Bay Packers. Weeden said he thinks he is improving. He took a big hit during the second quarter but was able to stay in the game despite getting up slowly.

QB | Graham Harrell | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers backup QB Graham Harrell is trying to prove he can handle the No. 2 quarterback role. However, he struggled against the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 16. He hit 12 of 24 passes for 100 yards, but he was intercepted twice. One of his interceptions was returned for a touchdown. He was also called for a safety when he was flagged for an intentional grounding in the end zone during the fourth quarter.

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton helped quiet the critics surrounding questions about his arm strength during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Atlanta Falcons. Dalton hooked up with WR A.J. Green on a 50-yard touchdown bomb in the second quarter. "My arm feels great, and you can tell everybody that it's not even close to what I've got if I need it," Dalton said of his arm strength. He finished 8 of 14 for 125 yards and the touchdown. Dalton was under duress during most of the game as the offensive line's pass protection struggled to protect him.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) said his ankle is a non-issue at this time because he has not missed any practice or game repetitions. He said he does not expect to undergo surgery on the ankle.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez has looked more relaxed and stress-free in training camp than he ever has.

QB | Vince Young | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Vince Young is still not completely comfortable with the team's offense. Young said he is still not relaxed and hopes more reps in practice and games will help.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is expected to play a full quarter in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, according to head coach Jason Garrett, which would be an increase from his first preseason game that saw him take 11 snaps.

QB | Mike Kafka | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles QB Mike Kafka (hand) is not expected to return until the final preseason game at the earliest; however, the team believes he will be ready for Week 1.


Running Back

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty led the team in rushing Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Green Bay Packers. He had 12 carries for 45 yards with one touchdown.

RB | Cedric Benson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers newly added RB Cedric Benson did not play during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Cleveland Browns.

RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman (groin, hip) hopes to be able to return to practice by Monday, Aug. 20. He had an MRI on his troublesome groin injury Thursday, Aug. 16, and was not able to practice during the day.

RB | Jonathan Dwyer | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer (shoulder) was able to return to practice in pads Thursday, Aug. 16, for the first time this week. He suffered a shoulder injury during the team's first preseason game.

RB | Baron Batch | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Baron Batch (knee) has seen a lot of reps in practice this week due to injuries to other running backs on the team. Batch is returning from a torn ACL himself, so the extra work has been helpful in building his confidence this week. "Last week, I brushed off a lot of rust ... Early on, I was kind of hesitant. As the game went on, I started feeling like my old self," Batch said.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) said he didn't feel any soreness in his surgically repaired knee after practicing Wednesday, Aug. 15. "My workload was pretty light, but when I was out there on a couple of runs it felt pretty good. Didn't feel any weakness or any soreness in the knee at all," Peterson said. Peterson said he's been told to just do straight-line running, but he isn't going to do that. "When I'm out there I'm gonna make sure that I'm getting good work in and I'm out there playing my game," Peterson said.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) is adamant he will be ready to play by Week 1. Mathews said he has "no doubt" that he'll be in uniform for the team's first game of the season.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis (foot) and Bernard Scott (hand) missed the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16.

RB | Evan Royster | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan announced that RBs Alfred Morris, Tristan Davis and Evan Royster will all get playing time in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, against the Chicago Bears.

RB | Alex Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers RB Alex Green (knee) will play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, but will be on a snap count because he is coming back from reconstructive knee surgery.

RB | Jeff Demps | NFL Draft Prospect | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles are intrigued with undrafted free-agent RB Jeff Demps (Florida) and may consider pursuing him in the near future.

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (leg) and CB Tavon Wilson (leg) both suffered what appear to be minor leg injuries in practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

RB | Tauren Poole | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has ruled out RB Tauren Poole (concussion), OG Roger Allen (foot), DT Andre Neblett (undisclosed) and LBs Thomas Davis (calf), Jon Beason (hamstring) and David Nixon (elbow) for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.

RB | Mike Goodson | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders RB Mike Goodson (neck) will play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17. Goodson is expected to receive plenty of carries as RB Darren McFadden will see limited action.


Wide Receiver

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) ran sprints on the sidelines during practice Thursday, Aug. 16.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Teams continue to inquire about the availability of Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace, but the team remains steadfast in not making him available for a trade Thursday, Aug. 16.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning is not worried about Hakeem Nicks (foot) missing as much time as he has in training camp. "He'll be fine. He knows the offense, he's a hard worker, he knows how to get open and how to work. Once he comes back, we shouldn't miss a beat," Manning said.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Donald Jones had performed well during training camp and continues to hold onto the starting wide receiver spot opposite WR Stevie Johnson.

WR | Jabar Gaffney | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Jabar Gaffney (quadriceps) has been inconsistent during training camp. He has seen limited reps, and also hasn't been quite as much of a playmaker. Gaffney suffered an injury to his right quadriceps in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, which could limit his availability.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker has typically been razor sharp in his routes during training camp, but has shown an ability to stretch the field as well.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd has caught almost everything thrown his way in training camp and could be a huge part of the passing game this season.


Tight End

TE | Jermaine Gresham | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (knee) is expected to be fine, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Gresham limped off the field during the team's preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 16. "He's going to be fine," Lewis said following the game.

TE | Nate Byham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers have waived injured TE Nate Byham (undisclosed).

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) is hopeful he will be ready for the Cowboys opening game Sept. 5, against the New York Giants, but admits right now there is no timetable for his return. "I'd be hard-pressed to imagine not being out there against the Giants. But there is no timetable right now," Witten said.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jermey Parnell | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Jermey Parnell (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 16, because of a stiff neck. He is considered questionable for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.

OT | Mike X. Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 16, one week after inuring his knee.

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams (foot) said he expects to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18, even though he is still bothered by a foot injury. He said he is around 80 percent at this point but believes he will be close to 90 percent by Saturday.

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Jammal Brown (hip) received another cortisone shot for his injured hip this week and is hoping that he will be able to avoid another surgery.

OT | Max Starks | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Max Starks (knee) will not play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 19, but is expected to participate in practice Friday, Aug. 17.

OT | Duane Brown | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with OT Duane Brown on a contract extension. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Guard

OG | Chris Chester | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan indicated OG Chris Chester (ankle) is not expected to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.


Offensive Line

OL | Maurice Hurt | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan indicated OG Maurice Hurt (knee) may be able to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.


Defensive Line

DL | Garrett Brown | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
San Diego Chargers DL Garrett Brown has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating their substance abuse policy Thursday, Aug. 16.

DL | Marlon Favorite | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Washington Redskins signed DL Marlon Favorite (Rams) Thursday, Aug. 16. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Marcus Thomas | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants signed DT Marcus Thomas (Broncos) to a one-year contract Thursday, Aug. 16. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Marvin Austin | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DT Marvin Austin (back) does not have any serious back injuries after having his back examined. He said he expects to be fine after resting his back for a while and does not think the injury will linger.

DL | Jason Babin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DE Jason Babin (calf) is not expected to return until the final preseason game at the earliest; however, he should be ready for Week 1.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Bobby Skinner | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Giants waived DT Bobby Skinner Thursday, Aug. 16.


Linebacker

LB | D.J. Smith | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB D.J. Smith has received more playing time since LB Desmond Bishop (hamstring) injured his hamstring. As of now, Smith will play all of the snaps in the base defense, one of the two linebacker spots in the nickel defense and the middle linebacker in the dime defense.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (knee) underwent knee surgery shortly after the 2011 season in addition to the knee surgery he had Tuesday, Aug. 14, to alleviate swelling and soreness in his knee.

LB | Markus White | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB Markus White (rib, kidney) suffered a fractured rib and a bruised kidney during practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, and will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 18.

LB | Eric Norwood | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DE Eric Norwood (knee) underwent an MRI on the knee injury he suffered last week but it revealed only a slight strain. He is expected to play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.

LB | Korey Bosworth | Oakland Raiders | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent LB Korey Bosworth (Lions). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Cornerback

CB | Drew Coleman | Detroit Lions | Injury, Transaction
The Detroit Lions have claimed OG Bill Nagy off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys. In a corresponding move, the team placed CB Drew Coleman (concussion) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.

CB | Joselio Hanson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Joselio Hanson (finger) dislocated his finger Thursday, Aug. 16.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha (neck) left practice early Thursday, Aug. 16. It was Asomugha's first day back at practice since hurting his neck.

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